MOCHA COFFEE MUFFIN

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“A PARTY WITHOUT CAKE IS JUST A MEETING” – Julia Child

 

coffee mocha muffin

 

Coffee is one of my most absolute favorite things in the world. If I was asked just to bring three things to a desert island, they would be coffee, popcorn and my kindle.

Yes  – I will put my hands up and admit  I am a coffee addict.  I’ll take it in any form – Americano, cappuccino, mocha, espresso any way is fine with me!  I especially love using it in baking.  Did you know that adding coffee to a chocolate cake brings out the chocolate flavour with out tasting the coffee!   It really does work.   I do this every time I’m baking a chocolate cake.  I promise you won’t get a hint of coffee just a rich chocolate taste.

For this mocha recipe though, it’s all about the coffee flavour.  I want every bite to hit you with that coffee taste first and then the smooth after taste of chocolate just like your favorite mocha.

My coffee plunger is a very essential bit of kit in my kitchen , right up there with Henry” –  my Kitchen Aid I also have a posh coffee machine , coffee bean grinder, espresso pot , yes a lot of coffee paraphernalia.  This recipe requires no big coffee  fuss .  I’m using my favorite instant coffee, yes I drink instant coffee lol.   I told you coffee in any shape or form.  Lavazza gives that great coffee bean flavour in an instant, perfect for this recipe.

 

But please just use what ever coffee you drink, don’t go out buy this specifically, you want the taste of YOUR favorite coffee

 

muffin with tin of coffee

 

Muffins are one of the easiest things to bake –

You don’t need a mixer just a bowl and a gentle mix with a wooden spoon. They are the first small cake that I thought all my kids to bake even the boys. My eldest boy might not know how to use a “washing machine” yet lol  but he can throw a muffin together!!

 

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mocha coffee muffin

 

This is a very adaptable recipe, you could leave out the melted chocolate, and use chocolate chips or nuts  – even nutella.  Oh yes nutella and coffee now that’s a yummy combination. The addition of cinnamon gives it a little lift and I topped it off with melted chocolate. Of course a dollop of cream would work just as well.

 

MOCHA COFFEE MUFFIN PIC MONKEY

 

 

MOCHA COFFEE MUFFIN

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8

 MOCHA COFFEE MUFFIN

The perfect treat for a coffee break

Ingredients

  • 330g plain flour
  • 100g plain chocolate chips
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 115g melted butter
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g melted chocolate

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200C/400° F.
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl combine milk and instant coffee. Mix until the coffee is dissolved.
  • Mix in the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the large bowl of dry ingredients. Mix until all the flour is moistened. You don't want to over mix. Gently stir in Chocolate chip , Lumps are okay.
  • Fill greased or lined muffin cups 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Spoon some melted chocolate on top for the perfect coffee & chocolate treat
http://irishbakingadventures.com/coffee-mocha-muffin/

 

If you look above you you will see a new page with great baking tips , this is the  second one, so make sure you check out HERE for more

BAKING TIP 2(1)

 

Hope you like the recipe, it is a very easy bake.

Make sure you check out my FACE BOOK BAKING PAGE for  more recipes,

Happy Baking


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10 Comments

  • peter @Feed Your Soul Too July 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Coffee and mocha together go perfectly. I like that you used it in and on a muffin!!!

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    • Karyn July 25, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Peter😀 you can never have too much coffee

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  • Molly Kumar July 25, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I love coffee based muffins and your Coffee-Mocha Muffin looks so yummy and easy to make. I’ll try them soon.

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    • Karyn July 25, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Cheers Molly!

      Reply
  • Suchi Modi July 25, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Love it. Coffee and muffin together!!!

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    • Karyn July 25, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks Suchi…it is a good combo😉

      Reply
  • Diana Johnson July 25, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love coffee, so I’ll have to give this a try.

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    • Karyn July 25, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Diana😘

      Reply
  • Aish July 25, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I love chocolate and I love coffee and I love muffins. So there you go! I got myself a perfect recipe now. Thank you so much.

    Reply
    • Karyn July 25, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you😉I’m a coffee addict so its no problem to eat more than one

      Reply

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